March 04, 2014
Fall in love with Little Cherry
Who, do you ask, is Little Cherry?
Green is the new black. The evidence is everywhere from new technology to the vintage trend phenomenon. Reusing, recycling and upcycling are seen as standard and the planet’s wellbeing is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. Little Cherry is proud to have spotted the green revolution way back in its early days before becoming one of the nation’s top eco-friendly party suppliers. The idea of green living (and green partying) is something very close to Little Cherry’s heart, as is the small-change big-difference philosophy that has taken over in recent years.
Based in Surrey, south east England and in business since 2007 Little Cherry is under the care and supervision of experienced businesswoman and green enthusiast Sandra Adar. The party supply company sources its products from all over the globe, running operations like palm leaf plate production in India as a matter of course. Supplying party and wedding supplies UK wide, Little Cherry is already a key player at home and away – with its sights set on further growth still!
This intended growth will be welcome news for those of you who, like Little Cherry, understand that what is good for the planet is good for its people. This simple hypothesis is the driving force behind the company’s continual efforts to source and supply the best, green products for magical white weddings and it is something they do exceptionally well. Their wonderful selection of ethically sourced, top quality party supplies demonstrates how they are ever-conscious about providing the best service to its customers and the best quality of life to its staff and suppliers. Similarly, Little Cherry’s commitment to keeping production close to the source of raw materials, as well as their commitment to ensure all manufacturing and transportation is low in emissions and cost sets them apart from other wedding supply companies. Owner Sandra Adar has described the company as “the perfect storm”, referring to how it helps the contemporary lifestyle and green philosophy work in perfect harmony to help both people and the planet.
In short, Little Cherry is a little company making a big difference by showing the world that every party – even one as special as a wedding – can be a planet-friendly one!
Posted in Green Wedding Decorations & Details
, Ethical Vendors
, Fair Trade
February 25, 2014
Great Gatsby glamour...
Dramatic peaks, whimisical flags, Gatsby glamour, stunning, unique and breathtaking. WOW!
Our fabulous friends at PapaKåta have scooped up the hottest tents from across the pond and will soon be planting them right here in the UK. New England has come to Britain and we adore these Sperry tents! Icons of the Hamptons wedding scene and lovingly hand-crafted in Massachusetts, the Sperry tent’s oyster sailcloth and iconic canopy oozes a timeless, graceful elegance much loved by the likes of Style me Pretty blog and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Whether you’re throwing a festival wedding, going down the glamour route or even thinking a big top theme, these tents will definitely bring the wow factor to your big day.
What more can we say? The images speak for themselves...
Posted in Green Wedding Marquees & Tents
February 20, 2014
Adorable bridal hair accessories
I'm really excited to tell you about this adorable new range of bridal hair accessories from ethical jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan.
Arabel has collaborated with her great friend and fellow Spanish jewellery designer Teresa Andreu Molina to create this precious new collection inspired by the delicacy of nature and the natural shapes in flowers and leaves.
Totally on trend, the sterling silver collection includes everything from full tiaras to delicate little hair clips so there’s heaps of choice for the bride, the maids and even the flower girls!
Arabel and Teresa said “We tried to create pieces that will stand up to the wedding day, giving the bride that extra touch and empowering her in such an important moment in her life, we want her to feel beautiful and in contact with her inner beauty.
It has been so fantastic working together we didn’t want it to end, so watch this space for more collaborations to come!”
Arabel Lebrusan is a recommended Green Union supplier. Based in London, Arabel’s jewellery is a mix of delicate metal latticework, excellence of craftsmanship with ethics at its core. She has a fantastic collection of ethical wedding and engagement rings with & without diamonds, & loves to make bespoke commissions for brides-to-be. She uses Fairtrade and Fairmined 18ct gold, as well as recycled gold & sources Canadian traceable diamonds that are conflict free & ethically mined.
Visit www.arabellebrusan.co.uk for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted in Green Wedding Bridesmaids
, Flower Girls
, Shoes & Accessories
February 18, 2014
Perfectly natural wedding venue
We're ecstatic to give a really warm welcome to Thoulstone Park, a brand new wedding venue that's throwing it gates wide open to couples planning their own DIY festival style wedding.
You may have hear of the award-winning eco-festival, Sunrise? Well, Thoulstone Park in Wiltshire is where it's held each year and it's part of a groundbreaking 'One Planet Living' eco-project. The team behind sunrise is now specialising in unique outdoor weddings, so you can be sure that its going to be stunning!
Posted in Green Wedding Venues
February 14, 2014
Romantic & inspiring DIY outdoor wedding
On this Valentine's Day I thought it would be lovely to tell you about the wonderfully intimate and romantic outdoor wedding of Pete and Heidi Guille.
When Pete contacted me recently to tell me about his wedding last year, my ears pricked up because it sounded like the perfect green wedding story. The star of the wedding day (apart from the Bride and Groom of course!) was a green oak wedding arch lovingly hand made by Peter, a designer/maker, especially for the wedding ceremony which was held in the great outdoors overlooking Studland Bay. Idyllic!
Anyway, I thought I'd let Peter and Heidi tell you their very personal wedding story in their own words, illustrated by lovely images from Stephanie Swann ...
Where and when did you get married? Any particular reasons why you choose where you did?
We were married in a wonderfully personal and intimate outdoor ceremony on the 14th September 2013 at Studland Bay House in Dorset. We didn’t set out to have an outdoor ceremony, we sort of fell into it, but we’re very glad we did as it turned out to be the highlight of the whole day.
Posted in Green Wedding Blogger Brides
, Decorations & Details
, Natural Nuptials
February 11, 2014
Buy British Flowers for Valentines
If you're planning to give flowers for Valentines on Friday, then we beseech you - BUY BRITISH!
Just look at this gorgeous bunch of spring loveliness from Catkin Flowers.
If you want to send true love to your valentine, then turn your back on those stiff imported roses that cost the earth and buy some lovely British grown spring blooms from right down your way. There's a whole army of dedicated flower farmers in the UK who grow flowers all year round, giving you a fantastic choice of seasonal blooms.
Posted in Green Wedding Ethical Vendors
, Seasonal Celebrations